In times that just about everyone is prepping for holiday season, amassing a refreshingly slick take on tailoring might be what you need to at least start a holiday selection. In that process, we got haute tricks that sure will challenge the level of basic in your closet. In saying this, we mean it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to revisit the latest SS18 runway shows.
At the moment, we’re crazy about plaid all over again. Even when reworked in on-trend silhouettes or in other color palettes than grey it never gets old. So let’s have a look at the way some high-end fashion designers integrated plaid in their collections.
First in order is Gucci who this season earned big points when it comes to exploring the plaid trend. On Alessandro’s runway, the timeless print was overly present, especially in suits, trousers, and even skirts. The haute trick here is to revamp your old trusted plaid suit by adding extras. A leather jacket, a pair of stunner shades, a tote bag, a waist bag or a statement neckless.
We don’t think we could ever get over the fact that Raf Simons is creative director chez Calvin Klein. The Belgian designer has a good feel for plaid. His way of showing it was to trash a suit with black paint stains and pair it with cowboy boots. Even though we won’t be able to wear this full CK ensemble to work. Aren’t the holidays the ideal moment to go there?
Lucas Ossendrijver’s Lanvin took plaid out of its ordinary comfort field and reworked it onto active wear. Think plaid windbreakers, jackets, and trenchcoats styled with wide-leg pants, baggy cargos, and shorts. On some pieces, he even weaved an Inca print on the front-side.
Apart from designing pieces for his show at Calvin Klein, he still makes beautiful creations for his own label. If there’s one thing we also know Raf Simons for, it must be the way he masters the art of layering. Although some might say this silhouette looks like a mess, but no! This is high-end wearable couture, baby.
The most impressive pieces we saw during men’s fashion week in Paris were seen on the Alexander McQueen runway. But there was certainly something liberating about their different take on the plaid trend. It’s very clear that effortless and elegance were important keywords here. Now, what kept us looking was the detailing of the tailored suits. And the perfectly centered long blazer or the reworked beige trench coat.
Photo credit: Vogue Runway